Monthly Archives: March 2017

Jim Harrison’s ‘A Really Big Lunch’ Will Restore Your Appetite

By Hailey Grohman  In today’s faddish food culture, self-denial and restraint are the name of the game. Every day a new diet scheme is born; every day the media condemns a different food group. Be like Tom Brady, who doesn’t … Continue reading

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Alternative Spring Break Program Exposes Students to Food Justice Issues

While their peers traveled home to visit family or flew to warm, far-away places, ten UVM undergraduate students chose to stay in Vermont for an alternative spring break experience last week. Although they came from programs as disparate as elementary … Continue reading

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Family Grateful to Be First Generation Farmers

By Laura Hardie Shaun Riordan and his wife Lauren, owners of Grateful Morning Dairy in Shaftsbury, aren’t your traditional dairy farmers. They didn’t grow up on farms, or have backgrounds in agriculture. Shaun was a special education teacher before becoming … Continue reading

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The Gilfeather Turnip: Vermont’s Newly Crowned State Vegetable

By Melissa Pasanen Vermont Life Magazine “The Gilfeather Turnip Cookbook” makes no excuses for its lead character: “It is not a beautiful vegetable,” the first line plainly states. But what this heirloom Brassica lacks in beauty, it makes up for … Continue reading

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Marion Nestle: Where Does Local Food Go From Here?

Marion Nestle offers insight into what’s happened in the local food movement over the past 15 years. In a piece published this week in Edible Communities (celebrating its 15th year), the renowned author, blogger, and NYU professor weighs in on … Continue reading

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